Judge Rules Municipality Cannot Charge Property Tax on Sea Installation

Court accepts claim that off-shore facility does not benefit from any municipal services and therefore can’t be assessed for property tax from city of Hadera.

Municipalities cannot charge local property tax ‏(arnona‏) for installations in the sea, the Haifa District Court ruled Sunday in an appeal by the Israel Electric Corp. against the city of Hadera, which had assessed the power company millions of shekels for an offshore facility.